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QUOTE (Finduella @ 28-May-2008, 05:49 AM)
My own food discovery was "Cullen Skink" best place to try one is the fish and chip shop at the railway viaduct in Cullen. t is a soup made of poato leeks smoked fish and cream,mmmmmm yummy!

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I have a recipe for Cullen Skink...if you're interested, I could post it on the Scottish recipe forum. I don't know if it will be as good as the one you had from Cullen but it's supposedly authentic. It sounds delicious!

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Oh yes please, I improvised when I got home ( in the kitchen I mean) so a real recipe would be great !

One thing we learned the hard way about the scottish is they are very punctual people in general and very much so about food.

We were caught out in Edinburgh with our evening meal. It was 1 minute past nine and we were refused service and found it very difficult to find meal after that, so be warned dinner stops at nine ( and that is in the capital!), I had read this in our guide book , but didn't reolize how firm they would be.

In the country we saw a sign saying }eggs for sale "2'o'clock sunday " and you can bet thats exactly what they meant.

I tried to buy eggs at a farm that had a "eggs for sale sign " and the farmer told me would only have "eggs for me" in 2 days time at 2pm go figure ???????

Another site I've just thought of is www.celticcastles.com it has a variety of castles in u.k and Ireland that are now b+b's or hotels. Of course a bit more expensive than a comon b+b but as you know I'm keen on Castle's and myself will stay at least one night in a Castle on my 2009 trip.
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QUOTE (jbarron @ 28-May-2008, 10:04 AM)
Finduella -

I have a recipe for Cullen Skink...if you're interested, I could post it on the Scottish recipe forum. I don't know if it will be as good as the one you had from Cullen but it's supposedly authentic. It sounds delicious!

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Hey Guys;
Ihave a recipes also for "Maw Broons' Cullen Skink. " Bluidy Marvellous.


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Finduella -

I have a recipe for Cullen Skink...if you're interested, I could post it on the Scottish recipe forum. I don't know if it will be as good as the one you had from Cullen but it's supposedly authentic. It sounds delicious!

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Hey Guys;
Ihave a recipes also for "Maw Broons' Cullen Skink. " Bluidy Marvellous.


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If you'd care to - please post it on the recipe forum under Scottish recipes - I'd love to try it!

I'll put the other recipe on there tomorrow too as I don't have it with me.

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Chapter 3? biggrin.gif Please?
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QUOTE (jbarron @ 29-May-2008, 11:21 AM)
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Chapter 3? biggrin.gif Please?

jbarron;

My friend I beg your indulgence as I have been remiss in writing more on my Trip to Scotland. The only excuse I have is that I have been swamped with work of a legal nature and have not really had time to sit and write. Please bear with me I shall write the 3rd chapter soon.

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Camac -

Chapter 3?  biggrin.gif  Please?

jbarron;

My friend I beg your indulgence as I have been remiss in writing more on my Trip to Scotland. The only excuse I have is that I have been swamped with work of a legal nature and have not really had time to sit and write. Please bear with me I shall write the 3rd chapter soon.

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QUOTE (John Clements @ 29-May-2008, 06:14 PM)
QUOTE (Camac @ 29-May-2008, 02:11 PM)
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Camac -

Chapter 3?† biggrin.gif† Please?

jbarron;

My friend I beg your indulgence as I have been remiss in writing more on my Trip to Scotland. The only excuse I have is that I have been swamped with work of a legal nature and have not really had time to sit and write. Please bear with me I shall write the 3rd chapter soon.

Camac.

You know, sometimes you need a vacation from the vacation?
(Take all the time you need.)

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Chapter 3.

Well after six hours of being packed into a Flying Sardine Can I arrived at Glasgow Intern'l Airport at 9:30 in the a.m.. After about ten minutes in Immigration and 0 mins in Customs, they were not on duty and I could have smuggled an Atom Bomb into the country, I exited Arrivals arms full of Duty Free, suitcase in tow,to have my ears assailed by the screams of "DAVID,DAVID" followed by two 60 year old women tackling me while a man thumped my back. Thus I was welcomed by my cousin Alister, his wife Linda, and cousin Moira. Admist the hugs, tears, and kisses I was Home and with my Lost Family. Next was the trip to Dundee on the other side of Scotland. It was an 1 1/2 drive on secondary roads through the Scottish countryside, Glasgow to Stirling then North to Dundee crossing over the Tay on the Highway bridge and into Monofeith the suburb where Alister and Linda have a lovely home, not at all what I expected. The rest of the day was spent unpacking and getting settled in and talking for hours getting to know each other.The next morning I was awakened to a breakfast of Bacon and eggs and Black Pudding and coffee. I was definitely home. I had some duties to perform that first day so with Alister, Linda and Moira set off to fufill them. The first stop was "The Law (extinct volcano in the middle of Dundee) to pay Honour to my Father at the War Memorial perched on the summit. From there we went to the Family plot where my Grandparents and my Fathers' brothers and sisters are buried. Here I left a Plaque that read "Cpl. David Campbell, 2Bn., 48th Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corp. 15 May 1944, Deli Ibraham, Algiers.
A True Highland Warrior. From his Loving Scots=Canadian Son, David." So ends chapter 3.

PS. One thing the Scots cannae dae is make coffee.
               
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QUOTE (Camac @ 31-May-2008, 11:23 AM)

Chapter 3.

Well after six hours of being packed into a Flying Sardine Can I arrived at Glasgow Intern'l Airport at 9:30 in the a.m.. After about ten minutes in Immigration and 0 mins in Customs, they were not on duty and I could have smuggled an Atom Bomb into the country, I exited Arrivals arms full of Duty Free, suitcase in tow,to have my ears assailed by the screams of "DAVID,DAVID" followed by two 60 year old women tackling me while a man thumped my back. Thus I was welcomed by my cousin Alister, his wife Linda, and cousin Moira. Admist the hugs, tears, and kisses I was Home and with my Lost Family. Next was the trip to Dundee on the other side of Scotland. It was an 1 1/2 drive on secondary roads through the Scottish countryside, Glasgow to Stirling then North to Dundee crossing over the Tay on the Highway bridge and into Monofeith the suburb where Alister and Linda have a lovely home, not at all what I expected. The rest of the day was spent unpacking and getting settled in and talking for hours getting to know each other.The next morning I was awakened to a breakfast of Bacon and eggs and Black Pudding and coffee. I was definitely home. I had some duties to perform that first day so with Alister, Linda and Moira set off to fufill them. The first stop was "The Law (extinct volcano in the middle of Dundee) to pay Honour to my Father at the War Memorial perched on the summit. From there we went to the Family plot where my Grandparents and my Fathers' brothers and sisters are buried. Here I left a Plaque that read "Cpl. David Campbell, 2Bn., 48th Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corp. 15 May 1944, Deli Ibraham, Algiers.
A True Highland Warrior. From his Loving Scots=Canadian Son, David." So ends chapter 3.

PS. One thing the Scots cannae dae is make coffee.

Hey Camac, any chance of another chapter by bed time.

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QUOTE (John Clements @ 31-May-2008, 02:41 PM)
QUOTE (Camac @ 31-May-2008, 11:23 AM)

Chapter 3.

Well after six hours of being packed into a Flying Sardine Can I arrived at Glasgow Intern'l Airport at 9:30 in the a.m.. After about ten minutes in Immigration and 0 mins in Customs, they were not on duty and I could have smuggled an Atom Bomb into the country, I exited Arrivals  arms full of Duty Free, suitcase in tow,to have my ears assailed by the screams of "DAVID,DAVID" followed by two 60 year old women tackling me while a man thumped my back. Thus I was welcomed by my cousin Alister, his wife Linda, and cousin Moira. Admist the hugs, tears, and kisses I was Home and with my Lost Family. Next was the trip to Dundee on the other side of Scotland. It was an 1 1/2 drive on secondary roads through the Scottish countryside, Glasgow to Stirling then North to Dundee crossing over the Tay on the Highway bridge and into Monofeith the suburb where Alister and Linda have a lovely home, not at all what I expected. The rest of the day was spent unpacking and getting settled in and talking for hours  getting to know each other.The next morning I was awakened to a breakfast of Bacon and eggs and Black Pudding and coffee. I was definitely home. I had some duties to perform that first day so with Alister, Linda and Moira set off to fufill them. The first stop was "The Law (extinct volcano in the middle of Dundee) to pay Honour to my Father at the War Memorial perched on the summit. From there we went to the Family plot where my Grandparents and my Fathers' brothers and sisters are buried. Here I left a Plaque that read  "Cpl. David Campbell, 2Bn., 48th Tank Regiment. Royal Armoured Corp.  15 May 1944, Deli Ibraham, Algiers.
A True Highland Warrior. From his Loving Scots=Canadian Son, David." So ends chapter 3.

PS.  One thing the Scots cannae dae is make coffee.

Hey Camac, any chance of another chapter by bed time.

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No my friend not before bedtime but I will try for to-morrow.

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QUOTE (jbarron @ 19-May-2008, 05:01 PM)
QUOTE (A Shrule Egan @ 17-May-2008, 11:51 AM)
We flew into Edinburgh and stayed one night in a B&B in Falkirk, just outside of the Falkirk Wheel, http://www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk/

After that, we moved onto Aberfoyle and stayed at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Resort, http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/foresthil...tion_hotels.htm and used that as our base to explore each day. It gave us an easy ride into Stirling and also was close enough to reach the Highlands and explore that. We did drive all the way up to Isle of Skye from there but that was a killer ride for just one day. We should have stayed on Skye for the one night and head back the next day.

If you do go to Aberfoyle, stop at the little butcher shop in front of the woolen center outlet. They make the best bridies. Do not stop at the restaurant right before coming into Aberfolyle. It's at the cross roads of Aberfolye and Loch Lomand. The food and service was terrible. Better places in downtown Aberfolyle.

Traveling up the A-82 to reach the Highlands, make sure you stop at The Green Welly in Tyndrum, http://www.scotchwhisky.net/retail/retaile...green_welly.htm . First of all, it's the last place for many miles, before you can make a stop again. You can fill up your car, have lunch and do some shopping there. Fun place.

I have many pictures in the Gallery of the castles and some of the scenery we passed along the way. I have explanations with all the pictures.

Scotland was very expensive but I wouldn't pass up a return trip.

Thank you very much for the suggestions and all the great URLs. I will keep them for reference and hopefully get to see some of the places you've described. I'll also check out the pictures in the Gallery...one can never get enough of beautful Scottish scenery and castles.

mmmmmm....bridies....yummmmm!

Here's a picture of the view we had outside the bedroom of the MacDonald Forest Hills Hotel & Resort in Aberfoyle.



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Here's another suggestion for a place to stay, at least some part of your trip to Scotland. http://www.lochsandglens.com/HotelInversnaid.asp

If you land in Edinburgh, you would drive up to Aberfoyle and take the one lane wide road about 30 miles to Loch Lomond and the hotel. The scenery is awesome along this road!! Only problem is, you have to drive back that 30 miles if you want to go check out anything else.

If you land in Glasgow, you would drive up to one of the sister hotels on the west side of Loch Lomond and take the ferry over to the hotel.
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Chapter 4;

After the duties were finished we drove to downtown Dundee and walked around looking at the sights and doing a bit of shopping. We then went to Broughty Ferrie which is another suburb of Dundee and walked along the Tay front which is the old part of the Town . The day was spent mostly just walking about and enjoying ourselves talking about their lives and mine. We grew up so differently, me to the hustle and bustle of North America and them in the laid back life of Scotland. Oh how I envied them. I had arrived on Thursday morning seen Dundee on Friday and on the Saturday morning it was off to Arbroath Abbey the Place of Scotlands' Declaration of Independence. I have all kinds of Pictures of my trip but cannot upload then as the pixel count is to high, all 2.MB and up. Whilst in Arbroath we went to the waterfront and as we turned down this one street I was back in the 17th or 18th Century. It was a street of Fish Mongers and we stopped at one store to buy some Smokies (smoked Haddock) and some fresh Haddock for supper which was Finn and Haddie just like I remembered my Nanny (Grandmother) making. I was truly amoungst my own.
Sunday was the big day as a reunion of the Family had been planned and I was to meet all of my cousins. All 47, 8 1st cousins and the rest 2nd and 3rd. It was held at the Local, The Crown Pub, and needless to say a great time was had by all. It was here that I met Alisters' and Lindas' boys, Steven a Police Office, and Craig an award winning Restauranteur. The Guiness flowed freely and speeches were made and questions asked about my life and that of my Family. Everyone seemed very interested in hearing about my Girls and asking to see pictures of them. That Sunday was by far the best day I had in Scotland . So ends the reunion and the first 4 days. The real sightseeing started on Monday for Linda had planned a complete itinery for my remaining ten days.
               
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Hi jbarron,
I'll sneak in once in a while.
If you get the chance to do all of Scotland don't forget the Orkney's.
We took the ferry at Thurso early (I mean early) in the morning to Orkney Islands it's about a 2 hours crossing and what a view you'll get.

We took the P&O ferry company which is quite a big boat and so you are very comfortable if you want to snooze a bit and then get on deck so that you don't miss all.
There is some cliffs along the coast of Hoy and the boat pass just in front of the most breathtaking sight of a sea stack which they call "The Old Man of Hoy" it is fantastic the rock is about 450 ft high.
The boat land at Stromness which is the main city of the island once on the island there is so much to see.

There are some little shops downtown that are interesting to see.
You will find of course that everything is pretty much norse there,streets have vikings names as well as some stores.
The island is small but you have a lot to discover. There is the prehistoric village of Skara Brae which is very impressive as well as the megalithic stone circle Ring of Brogar dating the bronze age and also the neolithic cairn of Maes Howe where you can still see vikings runic grafittis on the stones. And many more sights like this.
If you tour Scotland don't miss this great place.
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QUOTE (Camac @ 29-May-2008, 12:11 PM)
QUOTE (jbarron @ 29-May-2008, 11:21 AM)
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Chapter 3?  biggrin.gif  Please?

jbarron;

My friend I beg your indulgence as I have been remiss in writing more on my Trip to Scotland. The only excuse I have is that I have been swamped with work of a legal nature and have not really had time to sit and write. Please bear with me I shall write the 3rd chapter soon.

Camac.

I understand completely - legal things take a lot of time and concentration. There is no hurry at all - just wanted to make sure you hadn't thought we had forgotten about you or had lost interest.

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